Chairman’s Update – Covid-19

As you are all aware there have been new restrictions issued for parts of the North East of England with regard to Covid-19. Following previous guidance from the Durham County Football Association and our continuing wish to play football we will continue to fulfill fixtures at Dean Street – in line with the Governments guidelines. Therefore the scheduled tie in the FA Vase against Chester le Street will go ahead tomorrow (19/9/20) with the maximum number of spectators allowed being 300.

We have continued to work hard and improve the Covid-19 plans for the Club, bar, and Clubhouse taking into account changes in guidance as they happen. Portaloos continue to be available within the ground as the bar is closed on match days and entrance to the ground is only allowed to those who have previously applied for tickets. We will continue to use these applications as the basis to collect information to support track and trace.

Current advice states that “you should not attend amateur or professional sporting events as a spectator in the areas affected. If you do attend, you must remain socially distanced and groups of no more than 6”.

When you come to the ground can you ensure the following happens;

  • you MUST NOT socialise with other people outside of your own households or support bubble (a maximum of 6).

  • you use our hand sanitiser.

  • you adhere to social distancing guidelines

  • you DON’T use the Bar toilets.

Your help and understanding in complying with these restrictions will help us to ensure we can continue to host football games.

As and when guidance/restrictions change we well endeavor to keep you informed.

Many thanks for your support.

David Dent